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Natural Glass Cleaner


Natural Glass Cleaner


There is nothing better for you, your family and even those pets to use a natural

Glass cleaner.


Glass Cleaner


  • Plastic spray bottle
  • 1 cup of water
  • Dawn Dish Soap (3 drops)
  • Quarter cup of vinegar


Mix up the ingredients then pour into the spray bottle.


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Are Natural Flavorings Really Natural?


Are Natural Flavorings Really Natural?

It is important to understand that just because natural flavors come from something natural, does not necessarily make them healthy. For instance, strawberry flavor does not always come from strawberries or blueberry flavor from blueberries. Cystine is a natural conditioner used in dough that is made from duck feathers and human hair. Maltodextrin, made from genetically-modified corn and the main ingredient in some “all-natural” sweeteners .


What about natural flavoring that is made from the anal secretions of beavers? Castoreum is a substance found in the castor sacs of both male and female beavers. This aromatic liquid is mixed with urine and used for territorial marking. It is also used by the food flavoring industry with regularity. In fact, an overwhelming majority of raspberry flavored foods are made from these secretions. Foods such as ice cream, fruity drinks, yogurt, candy and tea may contain these secretions which the FDA claim are completely safe. What about the glaze used on donuts and hard candy? This is made from the feces of the female lac bug – for real.


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Turkey Sloppy Joe


Slow Cooker Turkey Sloppy Joe


1 pound (454 grams) ground turkey breast (raw)

1 cup onion, diced

1/2 cup green pepper, diced

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 Tbsp yellow mustard

1/4 cup natural ketchup

1 15 oz can no-salt added tomato sauce

1 Tbsp BBQ sauce

1-2 packets Stevia (optional, if you want to make it on the sweeter side)


Mist a skillet with oil and brown raw turkey, onions and green pepper over medium heat. (You could skip this step, but you will get a better flavor.)

Place turkey meat, onions & green pepper in the slow cooker. Add all the other ingredients and mix well.

Cover and cook on LOW for 3-4 hours or HIGH for 2-3 hours. If you don’t brown the meat first, then cook on LOW for 5-6 hours or HIGH for 3-4 hours.

Serve with a whole grain bun, toasted. Pictured is an Ezekiel hamburger bun . For gluten free, my favorite is Udi’s gluten free whole grain hamburger buns .

Yields: 4-6 Servings | Serving size: 1 Cup (bun not included) | Previous Points: 3 | Points Plus: 4 | Calories: 167 | Fat: 4 g | Carbohydrates: 14 g | Sugars: 8 g | Fiber: 2 g | Sodium: 387 mg | Protein: 23 gSchema/Recipe SEO Data Markup by ZipList Recipe Plugin



Homemade Natural Ketchup


Homemade Natural Ketchup


1 (6-ounce) can or jar tomato paste

1 teaspoon onion powder

1 teaspoon garlic powder

Kosher or sea salt to taste

tablespoon mustard

2 tablespoons mild molasses, (honey is optional), more or less to taste

1⁄4 cup white wine vinegar

1⁄4 cup water


In a medium bowl, add all ingredients, and stir until combined; refrigerate in a glass jar with lid. Ketchup will keep in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Yields: 8.5 |Serving size: 1 tablespoon | Calories: 8 | Total Fat: 0 g | Saturated Fats: 0 g | Previous Points: 0 | Points Plus: 0 | Trans Fats: 0 g | Cholesterol: 0 mg | 4 Sodium: 4 mg | Carbohydrates: 2 g | Dietary fiber:0 g | Sugars:11 g | Protein: 0 g